Botanical gardens in Florida with free entry

Entry is free to several botanical gardens attractions in Florida. For some of these, donations may be accepted. Four Arts Gardens in  Palm Beach, features various themed gardens and a sculpture garden. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days; 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, 561-655-7227 The Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, featured varied garden themes and habitats, including […]

Vacation deals in St. Augustine, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale & others in Florida

By Living on the Cheap For vacations in the Sunshine State, deals at hotels, resorts and inns in Florida are featured on Groupon Getaways, Living Social Escapes and Travelzoo. Some of the deals are 40 percent to 50 percent off, or more. These are among the freshest deals, with links for information and purchases. St. […]

Free outdoor performances at Naples Beach Hotel

Free family-friendly jazz performances are offered outdoors at Naples Beach Hotel. The popular live musical entertainment is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  June 25, July 16, August 20; and September 24. Portable seats and blankets are allowed. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Naples Beach Hotel is at  851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North,  Naples, 239-261-2222 Parking at Lowdermilk Park is free for those with a […]

Entry is free to Naples Depot Museum

Within a restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station in Naples, exhibits on display represent vintage trains and other intriguing  types of transportation. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S. in downtown Naples,  offers free entry 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. most Mondays to Saturdays. Exhibits and displays include a mule wagon, restored railroad cars and a vintage swamp […]

Free-entry days at National Parks in Florida, some national parks are always fee-free

In Florida, some national parks require an entry fee, and some national parks are always free. Florida’s  national parks that are always free are Biscayne National Park, Miami De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton Fort Caroline National Memorial and the Timucuan Preserve, Jacksonville Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Augustine Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, stretching from North Carolina to Jacksonville […]

4th night free deals in Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach

With an eligible stay of three nights, a fourth night is free at properties participating in National Seashell Day deals in southwest Florida. With these deals, exceptions and restrictions may apply. Participating properties include these and others.  Sanibel Inn Sundial Beach Resort & Spa South Seas Island Resort Tween Waters Inn Island Resort Best Western […]

13 free and cheap things to do around St. Petersburg

Whether it’s going to a beach, a sunset festival, an art museum, or a sponge factory, St. Petersburg has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in and nearby St. Petersburg, while on a budget. 1. Sunsets at Pier 60 Celebrate the sunset, 365 days a […]

10 free and cheap things to do in Sarasota

Whether it’s attending a sunset drum circle at the beach, catching a movie, or visiting an art museum, Sarasota has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in Sarasota, while on a budget. 1. Siesta Key Beach Community Drum Circle Every Sunday, one hour before sunset, […]

10 free and cheap things to do around Bradenton

Whether it’s attending an art walk, visiting a national memorial, or enjoying the beach, Bradenton has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy around Bradenton, while on a budget. 1. Village of the Arts Art Walk On the first Friday and Saturday of the month, the […]

12 free and cheap things to do in The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is full of history, wildlife, breathtaking views, interesting people and good times. Here are 12 free and cheap things to do in the Florida Keys that will make your trip memorable. Key Largo 1. Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Visit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, founded by Laura Quinn, where you can […]

10 free things to do in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area

Some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach and other towns in Broward are free. Allow your wallet a break and browse these recommendations. Enjoy music Along New River on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday Jazz Brunch is a popular event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most first Sundays of the month, featuring an assortment […]